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Practice Group Descriptions

                                           SCAY AQUALIONS 2017-2018
                                                               GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

Practice Group Ages (approximate Session Fees Fall/Winter Requirements Description (Group progress builds from one to the next) Required Training Equipment (Keep in mesh bag)
Cubs 8 and Younger $390 Swimmers must be able to demonstrate 25 yards each of freestyle with side breathing and backstroke The coach will improve technique on freestyle and backstroke, and will begin working on breaststroke, butterfly, starts and turns.  Swimmers will swim primarily 25s in practices. Swimmers should attend a minimum of two practices per week None.  Equipment will be provided for practices
Pride 6 to 8 Years $410 Swimmers must be able to demonstrate 25 yard each of freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, and breaststroke The coach will improve technique on freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and will begin butterfly, individual medley.  Swimmers will increase practices distances to 50s and 100s.  Swimmers should attend a minimum of two practices/week None.  Equipment will be provided for practices.

Developmental I

(D 1) 

[Swimming plus on-deck work]

7-10 Years $440 Swimmers must be able to demonstrate proficiency in all four competitive strokes and be able to swim a 200 Individual Medley.  All strokes and turns must be legal. The coach will improve technique in all strokes, starts, turns, and underwaters.   Sets and interval training will be introduced.  Practice distances will increase.  Swimmers should attend a minimum of 3-4 practices/week -Speedo Junior size Kickboard -Speedo Youth size  Pull buoy -Speedo Short Blade Training Fins 

Developmental II

(D 2)

[Swimming plus on-deck work]

8-11 Years $500 Swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 75 yards of all four strokes, 200 Individual Medley, and 500 freestyle Stroke, start, turn, underwaters refinement will continue.  Aerobic base will be emphasized, as will the importance of interval training. Swimmers should attend a minimum of 4 practices per week -Speedo Junior size Kickboard -Speedo Youth size Pull Buoy -Speedo Short Blade Training Fins

Developmental III

(D 3)

[Swimming plus on-deck work]

9-12 Years $560 Swimmers must be able to demonstrate 100 yards of all four strokes, 1000 free, and 400 Individual Medley. High emphasis on holding set interval and understanding set language.  Refinement in competitive technique will continue.  For swimmers in 7th grade & up two dryland sessions are allowed (Not considered swim practices).   Swimmers should attend a minimum of 4-5 swimming practices per week -Speedo Junior size Kickboard -Speedo Youth size pull buoy -Speedo Short Blade Training Fins -Speedo Power Paddles (slightly larger than hands) -Training snorkel

Junior/Senior (JR/SR)

Junior: swimmers not participating in High School

[Swimming plus on-deck work]

12 and Older Junior:  $640 Senior:  $560 Swimmers must be able to demonstrate 100 yards of all four strokes, 400 Individual medley, 1650 free.  . Fitness is a premium.  Swimmers will begin identifying swimming strengths and best events.  Swimmers should express desire to pursue YMCA National participation.  Dryland training is emphasized. Swimmers should attend a minimum of 5-6 swimming and 2 dryland practices per week -Speedo Junior size Kickboard -Speedo Regular size Pull Buoy -Speedo Short Blade Training Fins -Speedo Power Paddles (slightly larger than hands) -12” Parachute -Training snorkel
 Current equipment OK to use; replace with recommendations when necessary